Year 12 Students – we have confidence in you…

A message to our Year 12 students. May you have clear thinking during each and every exam and may your efforts over the past 13 years through your schooling pay off. This is your opportunity to demonstrate how well you have studied and what you are capable of.   During your time at St George College, you have proven throughout the years to be valuable assets to both the school and the community. You have balanced academic school commitments, extra-curricula pursuits and community work. This is evidence of your interpersonal, intellectual, leadership and organisational prowess. You have impressed us with your commitment and determination to overcome any weaknesses over the years.  It will be gratifying to see your determination and hard work rewarded with excellent results in due course. Mrs Gina Kadis and Father Kon would like to remind you that our Parish, the heart of our school, will always be open to you – right now and also whenever you may need in the future. We hope all of your memories of St George College will stay with you forever, and help shape your future...

P&F host a Souvlaki Day !

It was the first warm day in a while – the sun was shining and the enticing aroma of souvlakia cooking on the barbeque brought students and teachers alike together to savour a tasty and traditional Greek dish. Our  wonderful P&F Committee at St George College hosted a Souvlaki Day across both school campuses! It was literally a SELL OUT EVENT so we do apologise to any students who missed out on purchasing additional souvlakia!! The word souvlaki is a diminutive of the Greek souvla (spit), itself borrowed from the Latin word subula. But the origins of souvlaki date back to ancient Greece. Souvlaki was known with the name obeliskos (dim. of obelos –spit), mentioned by among others in the works of Aristophanes, Xenophon, Aristotle etc.  A meat and bread recipe which resembles the way pita souvlaki is served today with pita bread was also attested by Athenaeus in his “Deipnosophistae” and called the plate kandaulos. The skewered kebab-like recipe existed as a favourite in ancient Greece during Archaic times, as the earliest references are attested in Homer. However, excavations held in Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini by professor Christos G. Doumas, unearthed stone sets of barbecues for skewers (Greek: krateutai) used before the 17th century BC. Even later on, during the Byzantine era, references survive describing street vendors selling souvlakia with pita in Constantinople. The first souvlaki shops in Greece appeared in Livadia in 1951, selling souvlakia on a stick and rotating gyros. It may be served on the skewer for eating out of hand, in a pita sandwich with garnishes and sauces, or on a dinner...

Let the games begin!

What does it take to be an athlete? It takes drive, discipline, self-confidence, focus, commitment, determination, a high tolerance for pain, emotional maturity and, most of all, it takes raw talent.   The winners of Sports Day are….. Years R-6 ATHENS and Years 7-12 SPARTA. Well done to all...

Royal Adelaide Hospital – Saving Lives….

The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is South Australia’s largest accredited teaching hospital, providing the people of South Australia (and nearby states and territories) with outstanding medical care and rehabilitation.   Since it was founded in 1840, the RAH has built an international reputation as one of Australia’s finest public teaching hospitals. The hospital offers basic training positions in internal medicine, surgery and general practice, as well as advanced training in a range of specialty areas. Our staff are also actively involved in cutting edge research, making the RAH a centre for both medical and research excellence.   Year 10 students took part in a PARTY (Preventing Risk- Related Trauma in Youth, where they were taken through the dangers of alcohol consumption and drug taking. Ruby Gates   Students experienced what happens in emergency, ICU, physiotherapy; and were engaged with a young man who broke his neck while being intoxicated and jumping into the shallow end of a pool, to mention a few activities. An extremely valuable program. Ruby Gates     With 680 beds, RAH is South Australia’s largest hospital. Founded in 1840, the Royal Adelaide provides tertiary health care services for South Australia and provides secondary care clinical services to residents of Adelaide’s city centre and inner suburbs. The hospital is situated in the Adelaide Park Lands on the north side of North Terrace between Frome Road and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It is next to both the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. The land which it covers is also home to the University of Adelaide’s Medical School, the Adelaide Dental Hospital, The Hanson Institute...

St George’s Choir hits the right note with St Basil’s Nursing Home

Residents of St Basil’s were given a treat when the dedicated members of the St George College Choir visited them recently! Harmonious and enthusiastic, our angelic students put on a show for our cherished neighbours. We’re delighted you enjoyed our singing, we’ll keep practising and come back to see you...
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